Stockholms län

Stockholm county is Sweden's smallest county in terms of area, but has the largest population: just over two million inhabitants. As the capital region, Stockholm county is characterised by city life, but there is also plenty of countryside and natural surroundings. Around half of the area of the county consists of forest or farmland. There is also the Stockholm archipelago, one of the largest island worlds in the world, with 30,000 islands and skerries.


Housing situation

The population of Stockholm has been growing quickly over the last few years, and the housing shortage is a fact in all municipalities of the county. Housing construction has increased, but not sufficiently, which has meant that overcrowded housing is more common in Stockholm county than in any other region in Sweden. The housing shortage has resulted in rapid price increases for single-family houses and tenant-owner flats, and an increasing queue for rented flats from the countywide municipal housing agency.

Business and employers

The city of Stockholm is the largest employer in the region, with around 55,000 employees. The telecoms company Ericsson is the largest private employer, with just over 10,000 employees. Forecasts show that there will be great demand for labour with upper secondary or university qualifications over the next few years, while the demand for labour with only comprehensive qualifications will fall.

Schools and education

With its 17 universities and colleges, Stockholm county is deemed to be the most knowledge-intensive region of the world outside the USA. The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology have an international reputation, with high rankings on various ranking lists the world over.

Medical care

Stockholm county council is responsible for ensuring the county's inhabitants get the health and medical care and dental care they need. The activities cover everything from care and health-promoting work to research and development.

Culture and leisure

With the metropolis of Stockholm at the centre of the region, the range of cultural activities in Stockholm county is very good – with museums, theatres, music, dance and other stage arts. With Sweden's long history of popular movements and associations, there are many opportunities for sporting and leisure activities. The nearness to nature means there are great opportunities for outdoor life and experiences of nature all year – for example the Stockholm archipelago, one of the largest island worlds in the world, with 30,000 islands and skerries.

Associations and organisations – civil society

Stockholm county has a wide range of idea-borne organisations that work with refugee issues and integration. Below are some of the organisations that are active in the county; click on the name for a link to the organisation's website.

Afrosvenskarnas Riksförbund

FAIS-IR Italienska Riksförbundet

FARR – flyktinggruppernas riksråd


Hagabergs folkhögskola

Hela Människan Botkyrka Salem

Hela Sverige ska leva, Länsbygderådet Stockholms län

IM Individuell Människohjälp

Kurdiska Riksförbundet

Kvinnoförbundet för Demokrati

RFSL – Riksförbundet för homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners rättigheter

Rädda Barnen, Stockholms distrikt

Rädda Barnen, Stockholms norra distrikt

Rädda Barnen, Stockholms södra distrikt

Röda korset

Röda korset i Stockholms län

Röda Korsets ungdomsförbund

SIOS – Samarbetsorgan för etniska organisationer i Sverige


Studieförbundet Bilda Öst

Tamam Stockholm


Vacant jobs

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Here you will find information on associations and organisations in the county.

Federation of Italian Associations in Sweden (FAIS-IR)

Federation of Italian Associations in Sweden (FAIS-IR)

Federation of Kurdish Associations in Sweden

Federation of Kurdish Associations in Sweden



Hagaberg Folk High School

Hagaberg Folk High School

Hela Människan Botkyrka Salem

​​Hela Människan Botkyrka Salem

IM Individuell Människohjälp, Swedish Development Partner

IM Individuell Människohjälp, Swedish Development Partner

National Association of Afro-Swedes

​The National Association of Afro-Swedes (Afrosvenskarnas Riksförbund) is a humanitarian, cultural and non-profit organisation. The association has no party political or religious affiliation and is currently made up of five regional branches in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Jönköping and Umeå.

Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR)

​​Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR)

The Swedish Village Action Movement Hela Sverige ska leva, County Rural Council in Stockholm county

The Swedish Village Action Movement Hela Sverige ska leva, County Rural Council in Stockholm county

Women's Federation for Democracy

Women's Federation for Democracy

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Municipalities in the county

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